Category: writing

Women are taught that first love look like sis…

Women are taught that first love look like sisterhood, taught the way a woman hold her sister is the way she hold herself.

I’ve been told that I give really bad hugs. Pe…

I’ve been told that I give really bad hugs. People say it feels like I’m trying to escape. Sometimes it’s because I am.

I choose you over everyone.

I choose you over everyone.

Dear Mom, when you tell me I look like a freak…

Dear Mom, when you tell me I look like a freak or a joke, I look in the mirror and convince myself that you must be lying. That that cannot be true. I am a reflection of you and you are the most beautiful woman I have ever laid eyes on.

From Danez Smith’s book, BLACK MOVIE.

From Danez Smith’s book, BLACK MOVIE.

Her fist is balled the way a boy would grip he…

Her fist is balled the way a boy would grip her hair in a kindergarten class, or at any age that boys put their name on things.

There’s no need to talk about it, because the …

There’s no need to talk about it, because the truth of what one says lies in what one does.

It’s easy to lose track of all the lives…

It’s easy to lose track of all the lives you’ve lived – to forget about all the times you’ve been hurt, all the pain you’ve felt. Or maybe it’s all the meds I’m on that makes me this foggy… but I’ve never so deeply understood the concept of change as when I read my old thoughts and can’t recognize the person who wrote them. I wish I could grab that girl, wipe away her tears, shake her by the shoulders and tell her she’s gonna be happy one day, because I – the walking, smiling evidence – am the only one she’d ever believe.

I have stopped bringing flowers to the grave o…

I have stopped bringing flowers to the grave of the teenager I used to be.

I do not have room to carry anyone’s chaos but…

I do not have room to carry anyone’s chaos but mine.